Questions about Generalmajor Wolfgang Rüter

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Doktor Krollspell
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Questions about Generalmajor Wolfgang Rüter

Post by Doktor Krollspell » 02 Mar 2008 12:40

Hello Gentlemen!

A member, Hans Joachim, over at Feldgrau posted some photographs of a Luftwaffe General's winter coat with the nametag "Wolfgang Rüter" (See link below). When I read about Rüter on Michael Miller's excellent website I was intrigued about the discharge, sentence and subsequent Volkssturm service of this former Generalmajor. He was killed in action with the Volkssturm during the last days of the war. Here's what Miller has written about Rüter's last two years...
Führer-Reserve OKL (12 Jul 1943-31 May 1944)
Discharged from the Army (31 May 1944)
Due to the thoughtless extraction of another of the Military Service, and to continued disobedience and unjustified hunting as well as negligent disobedience he was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by the Reichs-War-Court (11 Jan 1945)
Killed-in-Action as a Soldier of the Volkssturm (24 Apr 1945)
Now, does anyone have some more detailed information about exactly what it meant in Rüter's case when he was accused and sentenced for thoughtless extraction of another of the Military Service, continued disobedience, unjustified hunting 8O ...?

Any information on where and with which Volkssturm unit Rüter served and died in?

The Feldgrau link for some nice photographs on the Great coat...

http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=28555

And the Wolfgang Rüter page on Miller's Axis Biographical Research...

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... FGANG.html


Curious regards,

Krollspell

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Re: Questions about Generalmajor Wolfgang Rüter

Post by Dieter Zinke » 02 Mar 2008 13:35

In the "Sammlung Krug" of Bundesarchiv/Militärarchiv Freiburg he is not mentioned as a Volkssturmmann.

Only this:
Gefallen am 24.4.1945 bei Strehla/Elbe auf dem Wege von der Festung Torgau in die Heimat.
KIA on the way from the fortress of Torgau to his homeland

Dieter Z.

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Re: Questions about Generalmajor Wolfgang Rüter

Post by Doktor Krollspell » 04 Mar 2008 00:34

Thanks Dieter for the additional information on Rüter. Maybe Michael Miller reads this thread and might give more details and information about the end of this Generalmajor...


Regards,

Krollspell

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